Retail workers reveal the Christmas songs that drive them insane

shironosov/iStock/Thinkstock“Last Christmas” by WHAM! isn’t just a holiday classic: it’s one of the few Christmas songs that people who work in retail don’t mind hearing over and over again throughout their workday.

That’s according to a very unscientific poll conducted on Twitter by Edgar Wright, who directed the movies Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Baby Driver.  He tweeted, “Question to people working in retail at this time of year: What Christmas song do you not mind hearing 100 times and which Christmas song sends you plunging into a psychotic abyss?

Following an extremely lengthy chain of replies, Wright then tweeted the results of the poll. “Okay. Your replies in summary. You LOVE: 1. ‘Last Christmas’ 2. ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home’) 3. ‘Fairytale Of New York,'” he wrote.

“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” is by Darlene Love, but U2 also had a popular version.  “Fairytale of New York” is by The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl.

Wright then added, “You LOATHE: 1. ‘Wonderful Christmas Time’ 2 – ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. 3 ‘Santa Baby.'”

“Wonderful Christmas Time” is by Paul McCartney.  “Santa Baby” has been recorded by any number of people over the years, from Madonna to Gwen Stefani.  And we don’t need to tell you who sings number two.

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